It is making explicit all that was implicit, all those years, in the Bond legend. For its sins, the movie, which finished shooting in , remained in distribution limbo for five years, bouncing from film company to censors' scissors, to public decency campaign, back to film company, to brief release, to limbo again, and eventually becoming a smash hit in Everything in that movie is in my film. No, the film, written and directed by Zalman King, demands our attention because it is the literal, and chronological, highpoint of Eighties Hollywood erotica. Put simply: these are the sex movies with the most to say about doing it, charting a history of how our attitudes towards sex and nudity on the big screen have shifted through the decades. Perhaps typically, or not, Dafoe had much to defend in the film. Instead, what remains in Body of Evidence , and very much so, is a profound sense of the ridiculous "That's what I do, Frank.